Water Utility plans new south water tower
Joe Trueblood, Sheboygan Water Utility
There's a lot of confusion about water towers. People often ask how they work.

Old or new, water towers have several purposes. The main purpose is to store water. All water towers contain a large vertical pipe that supplies water to a storage vessel at the top (the sphere or ball, in most cases). Water moves up or down in this pipe depending on flow conditions. There is also an overflow pipe in case too much water goes into the storage vessel. Water utilities aim to fill water towers during the nighttime and then let the water level go down during the day depending on usage. This helps keep the water from going stagnant. Read more here
As Halloween and fall come to a close, it is time to dispose of your decorative pumpkins, gourds, cornstalks, and mums. To help divert organic material from the landfill, the Department of Public Works requests that these items be brought to the yard waste area of the Recycling Center for composting. Please remove all the decorations and non-organic material such as candles, candle wax, ribbons and any plastics before dropping off your pumpkins, gourds, cornstalks, and mums. The Recycling Center is located at 2026 New Jersey Avenue and is open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.
Winter Parking Rules
The City of Sheboygan instituted winter parking rules in the year 2000. The winter parking rules help the Department of Public Works remove snow from both sides of the street during snow and ice occurrences without calling a snow emergency. The rules also help the police department identify abandoned vehicles. Read rules here
Garbage pick-up rules
In accordance with City Ordinance, Chapter 102, refuse shall be placed for weekly collection in accordance with the following regulations. They are intended to maintain the efficient collection, minimize neighborhood nuisance, and protect public health.

Garbage must be placed at the curb by 7:30 a.m. on collection day and not before 5 p.m. the day before your scheduled collection. Materials must be placed at and parallel to the curb or alley. If necessary, an area should be cleared of snow for placing materials. Do not place on top of snow banks. Read more here
Free Fares Days this Holiday Season
Sheboygan Jaycees 25th Annual Holiday Parade
This year the Sheboygan Jaycees are celebrating their 25th Annual Holiday Parade!

Downtown Sheboygan
5 p.m. on Sunday, November 26

Parade Route
Start at Center Avenue and 7th Street, go north on 7th Street to Erie Avenue, west on Erie Avenue to 8th Street, south on 8th Street and end at Mead Public Library.

Letters for Santa
The U.S. Postal Service will be walking in the parade to collect and deliver your letters to Santa. Be sure to include your name and address on the letter so Santa can give you a response.

Tree Lighting Ceremony
This takes place at Mead Public Library immediately following the parade.
Sheboygan Skate Park scheduled for completion this year
Since the closing of the old skate park in the spring of 2015, city staff and community members have worked together to design and build a new park that would be safe, unique to Sheboygan, aesthetically pleasing and environmentally sound. Sheboygan already has a fantastic park system that offers its citizens many opportunities for recreation. The new skate park is just one more amenity that will enrich the lives of its users.
Attention! Are you interested in running for an elected office?
The following City of Sheboygan elected office positions will be open during the Spring 2018 Election. Candidates may begin circulation of their nomination papers on or after December 1, 2017. The deadline to file candidacy papers with the City Clerk is by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, January 2, 2018. A candidacy informational packet may be obtained from the City Clerk’s Office (828 Center Avenue, Suite 100). Please call (920) 459-3361 with any questions.

Elected Office                   Minimum # of Signatures            Maximum # of Signatures           
10 Districts                                        20                                                          40          
**Alderpersons in Districts 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 will run for a 2 year term.
**Alderpersons in Districts 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 will run for a 1 year term.
Help Wanted! Election Poll workers wanted for 2018 elections
Seeking Poll Workers to provide services on Election Day two-four times per year. Duties include: registering new voters, poll list check in, issuing ballots, counting ballots, etc. Requirements: good with people and the general public, detail orientated, good penmanship, ability to sit or stand for long periods of time, willing to work in any one of eight polling sites located throughout the city. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. We offer full-day and half-day shifts. Training is provided. Applications are available in the City Clerk's Office located at City Hall (828 Center Avenue, Suite 100). Call (920) 459-3361 for additional information.
No Wipes Down the Pipes!
We live in a time of quick fixes and disposable wipes do come in handy, to a point. Even though the wipes package may say "flushable," don't believe it and don't flush it! These wipes don't really dissolve but get hung up on roots and grease in your sewer lines and tangled in city utility pumps.

In 2016, Sheboygan's Wastewater Treatment Plant collected 137 tons of inorganic solids with most of these solids being wipes and other solids such as feminine hygiene products, condoms, cat litter, Q-tips, dental floss, paper towels and rags. These items go in the trash can.

Only toilet paper and human waste (the 3P's) go in the toilet. Save yourself and the wastewater treatment plant from a pain in the drain. No Wipes Down the Pipes!
Sheboygan Auto Helpers has ribbon cutting
A ribbon cutting was held to celebrate the opening of Sheboygan Auto Helpers at 3667 S. Taylor Drive. Dan (holding the scissors) and Aimee Wolf, surrounded by their children, welcome you to a true family run, friendly, honest, and helpful full-service auto repair facility. Congratulations!
CreditOne Credit Union has ribbon cutting
The Chamber of Commerce celebrated UnitedOne Credit Union's new branch opening with a ribbon cutting. Manning the scissors was Chairman of the Board John Schultz flanked by COO Tammy Pelletier and Branch Manager Olivia Zeman. The new branch is located at 733 North 8th Street, downtown Sheboygan, in a storefront attached to the new Encore Apartment complex. They have extended service hours due to these cool new "Personal Teller Machines", you get a live video transaction with a United One employee. Go see Olivia and have her give you a demo today!
Little free library at Sheboygan Police Department
A Sheboygan Press newspaper box received new life recently as a little free library at the Sheboygan Police Station.

The project was spearheaded by Sheboygan Police Officer Matthew Heimerl, who noticed the proliferation of small libraries in the city while on duty. The officer created the box as a way to encourage reading in children visiting the station.

Sheboygan Police Officer Matthew Heimerl, background, stands as his daughter Briella, 5, holds a book from the little free library that was created from a Sheboygan Press box.
Daylight savings time ends on Sunday, November 5 at 2 a.m. - Fall back smoke detector check
The Sheboygan Fire Department reminds you to change batteries in your smoke detectors at least once a year, or more often if the low-battery warning activates. A good idea is to choose the same day or week each year to replace batteries. Mark the battery with the installation date. (There are smoke alarms with 10-year batteries available.) For smoke alarms with regular batteries, replace the batteries once a year when you change your clocks, fall back, spring forward, or before if the battery starts to chirp. Read more here
Senior Activity Center of Sheboygan hosts trip to Nashville by Wendy Schmitz, Director of Senior Activity Center
The Senior Activity Center of Sheboygan hosted a seven day trip to Nashville in October. We enjoyed the Country Music Hall of Fame, a tour of the Grand Ole Opry, lots of live music at the Honky Tonks and beautiful sunny weather. The highlight of the trip was when we got to see Brad Paisley induct Chris Young into the Grand Ole Opry.

During a visit to the famous Opryland, Wendy got to see this lady!

It's a tough job, but someone's got to do it!

Proposed 2018 City of Sheboygan Budget
by Sheboygan Administrator Darrell Hofland
In early September, I presented my 2018 City of Sheboygan budget recommendations to the Common Council and Mayor Vandersteen. The proposed $121 million budget reflects a $12.3 million increase over the 2017 budget, an increase of 11 percent. No net increase in staffing levels and no change in service levels are recommended.

In developing the proposed budget, the city's management team closely linked their funding requests to the city's 2017-2021 Strategic Plan and the city's Five Year Capital Improvement Program. The Strategic Plan's six focus areas are quality of life, infrastructure and public facilities, economic development, neighborhood revitalization, governing and fiscal management, and communication.

City Green to provide outdoor creative space for city by Chad Pelishek, Director of Planning and Development
Many residents have been asking what is being developed on the corner of New York Avenue and North 7 Street. This is the new arts and culture space created as a result of the 2014 Harbor Centre Master Plan. This space has been named City Green. The Master Plan identified the need to connect the Mead Public Library and the John Michael Kohler Arts Center. The design on City Green was such to allow people at both the library and the arts center to be able to see each other. City Green was developed in conjunction with the Encore Apartments. The developers of Encore Apartments believe this public art space is critical to the success of their project and would not have invested nearly $10.5 million in the apartment development without the pledge of the city to develop this space.
Upcoming lecture will explore how humans evolved to love music

Did you ever wonder why humans love music so much?

Mead Public Library will host a free lecture in November exploring the evolutionary factors that gave humans the capacity to produce and enjoy music.

The talk, which is free and open to the public, will be given by Charles Snowdon, professor emeritus in the Department of Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Read more here
Print your own piece of Viking history!
Learn to use Mead Public Library's 3D printer to print your own copies of chess pieces used by a centuries-old Viking horde that are now housed in the British Museum in London.

Free class will be led by Kevin Anderson from 5:30-7:30 p.m., Tuesday, November 14, in the Imaginarium.

For teens and adults.

Registration is required.
Create your own wrapping paper, gift bags and bows during FREE workshop
Create your own wrapping paper, gift bags and bows during Sunday Crafternoon from 1:30-3:30 p.m. on Sunday, November 12, in the Imaginarium at Mead Public Library.
Workshop is FREE and supplies are provided.
Mead's new self check-in is up and running
Mead Public Library has unveiled its new self check-in machine, which brings speed and efficiency to our return process and will have items circulating much faster. Click here to view the video

Thanks to the LaVerne Carter Legacy and Mead Public Library Foundation for funding this project.
Mead Public Library Newsletter
Mayor Mike Vandersteen

828 Center Avenue, Suite 301
Third Floor

Monday thru Friday
8:00 a.m. - Noon, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Phone 920-459-3317
Fax 920-459-0256
  Darrell Hofland
City Administrator

828 Center Avenue
2nd Floor

Monday thru Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Phone: 920-459-3315
Fax: 920-459-3967
WARDS 1, 2, 3
523 Columbus Avenue
2622 North 3rd Street
WARDS 4,5,6,7,8,9
1702 Alexander Ct.
2301 North 36th Place

WARDS 10,11, 12
2110 North 9th Street
1955 North 4th Street
WARDS 13,14,15
310 St. Clair Avenue
418 St. Clair Avenue
WARDS 16,17,18
2423 Center Avenue
2201 Erie Avenue, #D104
WARDS 19,20,21
1926 Settlement Trail
911 Georgia Avenue
WARDS 22,23
2647 W. Riverdale Avenue
5016 Moenning Rd.
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2421A South 8th Street
1526 Knoll Crest Dr.